Katherine Lubin Benson

Katherine Lubin Benson: Attorney with Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP


A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Katherine Lubin Benson is a forceful litigator in complex civil securities fraud and antitrust class actions . Katherine possesses extensive experience in all forms of discovery and motion practice, from motions to dismiss to class certification and motions for summary judgment. Prior to joining Lieff Cabraser, Katherine worked as an associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in San Francisco, focusing on securities litigation and regulatory matters, including SEC enforcement actions.

Katherine received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Berkeley Law),where she was a member of the Berkeley Law Mock Trial Team and won first place for the San Francisco Trial Lawyer’s Mock Trial Competition. During law school, she worked as a judicial external for the Honorable Dean D. Pregerson in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Katherine is on the Board of Directors of the Northern District Court Practice Program and also a member of East Bay Community Law Center’s Board of Directors. Since 2012, she has coached a Berkeley Law Mock Trial team competing in the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Trial Advocacy Competition.

Past Employment

•Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, San Francisco Office, Associate, 2008 - 2013
•Hon. Dean D. Pregerson of the Central District of California, Extern


•Phi Beta Kappa

Honors & Awards

•“Rising Star for Northern California,” Super Lawyers, 2016-2019
•“40 and Under Hot List,” Benchmark Litigation, 2018

Publications & Presentations

•Speaker, “Predatory Bail Bonds Litigation,” New Statutes Seminar, California Public Defenders Association, March 2019

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Antitrust & Intellectual Property
  • Securities & Financial Fraud

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
415-956-1000  Phone
415-956-1008  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, Los Angeles, California, B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 2005
Law School Attended:
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California, J.D., 2008
Year of First Admission:
2008, California; 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit; 2013, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 2009, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 2015, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Professional Associations and Memberships

•American Bar Association
•State Bar of California
•East Bay Community Law Center (Board Member)
•Northern District Court Practice Program (Board Member)


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San Francisco, California

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